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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    On the island we did a few side trips up dead end roads to see what was there and then we stopped at Dunvegan Castle. This is the seat of the Macleod of the Macleod, Chief of the Clan Macleod.

    [​IMG]skye 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]skye 3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]skye 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]skye 5 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]skye 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    [​IMG]skye 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]skye 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]skye 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were headed to get the 6 pm ferry to the Outer Hebridian Island of Harris.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 9.41.19 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    We just rode up at 4 pm and luckily it was easy at this time of year to just do this and still get on. The boat was late of course and so we arrived to the port of Tarbert after 830 pm.

    [​IMG]DSC00293 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]DSC00313 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]DSC00337 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Judy in Applecross had pointed us in the direction of her ex’s inn in Ballalan 17 miles north of the port. Here again we were shown great hospitality and given a room in the again booked hotel. The sun was still hovering at the horizon at midnight.

    [​IMG]DSC00353 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC00351 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    Harris and Lewis are called two islands, but are really only separated by a stream. The southern Harris is more treed and hilly, while the north Lewis is flatter (read windier). Our goal today was to see the standing stones, the north lands end, and still make the ferry at Stornaway.





    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 9.42.47 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We set out in the gusting high wind and rain to see the Callanish standing stones. They date from 2600-2900 BC. The site consists of a central stone circle and several lines of radiating stones. The entry here is free unlike the 70 dollars they wanted at Stonehenge and this is a much nicer and more authentic site.






    [​IMG]IMG_4118 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    [​IMG]IMG_4117 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We fought the gusting winds back to the port at Stornaway and were glad to hear the ferry was still running, since the sailing was on hold last evening due to predicted high winds.



    There were a number of other bikers on tour here also.



    [​IMG]DSC00372 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    The 2 ½ hour crossing was actually fairly calm despite predicted 52 mph winds.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 9.43.13 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From here we backtracked over the single-track loop thru Stoer. This brings you back on the north side of the Loch and back over the pass.


    [​IMG]john o groat 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Coming around the west side of Lock Eriboll we encountered 3 highland cows. They are a bit scary actually and unpredictable. One reared up at Sara when she tried to pass it.


    [​IMG]john o groat 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]john o groat 16 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    Scotland’s worst poet William McGonagall



    There was a “cew” upon the hill
    It’s “no” there “new”
    Perhaps it shifted.
  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We travelled past Castletown to the lands end at John o Groats. “Ewan and Charlie” started their long way down from this signpost. The spot is named after the ferryman who charged a groat to cross on the boat to the Orkney Islands to the north.





    [​IMG]john o groat 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Dan, "While Sara goes ahead to clear out the dangerous animals, I'll just hold back and take pictures." :lol3
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    Thanks for posting - love the photos of Scotland.

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    Thanks even in bad weather it is amazing!

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